18 Parks near Montrose, Colorado
Oct 2015 - $37.00
Very helpful staff, went out of their way to make sure everyone got into their sites and gave great suggestions on where to go and what to see. All sites seemed to be pull thru with full hookups and a picnic table. A lot of trees for shade but it does cut down the ability to get satellite. Don't follow GPS directions into the park if you can avoid it. The GPS systems all seem to bring you thru a congested alleyway behind a shopping strip. We recommend calling and getting directions from the staff at the park. - ParksFam
Sep 2015 - $1.00
Not the place to come for ambiance, but it's close to town and convenient. All gravel lot and for a larger motorhome (we are 43 ft.) it's a bit tight getting around. That is mostly because the sites are not long and everyone has to park their vehicles in the driveways between rows. The site next to ours (we were in the back row) had a huge tree in the front of the site. We watched a smaller MH try to park there and they broke their mirror on the tree! There is no way they would have fit in that site, so not sure why they were put there. They ended up parking behind the tree, which left the back of their coach hanging out in the driveway, which meant no one could get through that way. The dog park is big, but in the week we were there, no one emptied the trash bin and is was overflowing with poop filled bags. It is also basically weeds and dirt, but thankfully no goat head stickers. The owner is super nice, but I think we would opt to stay elsewhere if we came through again. - scubajoe
Aug 2015 - $37.00
Was a nice park to stay at. The host there was very helpful but the site that was assigned for us was full on arrival the trailer left one and a half after check out time.
The only down side for this park is the power supply, the 50amp is not available for all sites so even if our reunion asked to be together 6 months early there were not two 50amp together so when arrived they were in different sites. - Roger from boise
Jul 2016 - $30.00
I can see why people like this state park, but our experience wasn't the best. We were in the Pa-Co-Chu-Puk campground, where there are full hookups (but only 30A power). I had made a reservation five months in advance, and specifically selected a north-facing site, so we would have afternoon shade on our patio. When we arrived at the park, there was a seasonal employee in the reserved site. I contacted a campground host, who said we had been assigned a site across the road. Of course, this site was south-facing, so we had hot sun on our patio side. Sometimes when this happens we will sit on the driver's side, but on this side there were large, thick bushes that came right to the side of our coach. It also didn't help that this site was right next to the paved path to the other side of the loop, where kids rode their scooters all day. - Ray Z
Jul 2016 - $30.00
This is my third time to stay here at Pa Co Chu Puk, the only section with full hookups. Each time I enjoy it more and more. The $30 per night reflects having the annual Colorado State Park pass, otherwise there is a $7 a day entrance fee as well. I bought the annual pass for $75. It's well worth it and paid for itself the two weeks there, as well as the many other state parks we stay at in Colorado. We had a spot next to the river and it was absolutely beautiful. There is plenty of spacious area between campsites and trees for privacy. There are beautiful nature trails right in the park being in the foothills area of the San Juan mountains. The camp hosts do an outstanding job keeping things neat and orderly. Proximity to Ouray and Telluride is another great feature. I wish Colorado State Parks would let you stay more than two weeks at a stretch, I would stay here all summer I'd they would allow it. Make your reservation well in advance (up to 6 months ahead) as it stays full during the summer months. There usually is no camping available here without reservations, and it stays full all the time. - Casita Vagabond
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Another fantastic Colorado State Park. Plenty of room for the largest rigs and easily navigable roads throughout the park. Easy hook ups, and everything is clean. Our reserved site unfortunately had the table and fire ring on the wrong side for our trailer, but that did not stop us from enjoying our site. This park is a great deal, and a great park with a beautiful lake, river, hiking, biking. . .and lots more. Very close to other amazing sights and attractions as well. - PleasantSurprise
Jun 2013 - $46.00
This CG is now a Jellystone Park campground. Clean facilities and well laid out. Close proximity to Montrose. The hosts went out of their way to include our children in camp activities (hay rides, nature walks, crafts, etc. Very nice people for sure. Clean laundry facilities, showers, and bathrooms. Game room was more my speed- pool tables, ping pong, shuffleboard (not a bunch of video games) kept the kids busy. The pull through sites are easy to get in and out of. Most of the trees are fairly young and will take a few years to provide large amounts of shade. Most of the sites are wide open which was ok. It seems like new ownership and they are working hard (and doing a good job) of keeping the place up. Nice clean playground with picnic areas. Unfortunately a fire ban was in effect so no campfires, but they do have community set ups for it. My only gripe was the pool water temp. I presume it was early enough in the season and they had not gotten the system up and running at full speed. Water temps were 68-69*F. Rather chilly by my standards, but the kids still put up with it. Plenty of things to see in the surrounding mountains, kept us busy for a week. Would come here again. - scottykrug
Jul 2012 - $37.00
Friendly staff, clean bathrooms and showers. The pool and hot tub were also well maintained. We stayed and attended the Night Vision festival in Olathe, CO. We will stay again for next year’s festival. Rate was with AAA discount. - Bayfield Family Campers
Jul 2010 - $31.00
New owners trying very hard to improve this park. From long term residents I understand that previous owners let the park deteriorate badly. We found the owner to be friendly, the sites were very large, WiFi worked, got a few local TV stations using our rig's antenna. Conveniently located for anyone who wants to see Ouray, Silverton or Telluride but doesn't not want to take their big rigs to those locations. We hope that the new owner is successful in building back the clientel who used to enjoy this convenient location. We would stay here again should we ever return to the Montrose area. - lonroberts
Aug 2015 - $40.00
Side by side sites, host was very good on assigning you site as long as there was a space open did not place a camper nest to you. Is a quiet campground locater north of town. Spent two days at campground. Need to pay by check or cash does not take credit or debt card. Has a large area for family reunions cabins available. Would stay there again. - Roger from boise
Jul 2015 - $16.00
Rate shown is monthly and electricity was added to this. The location is great if you want to be close to town (which is why we chose it)...and it's nice to be on the river. The sites are all gravel and extremely tight, even sharing the water line. There is no office, just one of the full time residents that checks you in. Those folks are nice, but the owner is quite a difficult person. The park is just minimally maintained. Bring cash or check, as they don't take credit cards. - silverqueen
Jul 2015 - $40.00
No office, but a golf cart mobile check-in. As discussed by phone, cash or check only.
Friendly guy on duty escorted us to our small site (side-by-side). We had to share one picnic table with one neighbor and one sewer connection with the other. I hate side-by-side sites with strangers, especially when door-to-door distance is about 15 ft.
Only ten sites are available at the actual river side, rest of the sites are situated on one big gravel 'parking lot', with trees providing some shade.
No restrooms and showers.
Park is nearby highway, but quit day and night and situated along a nice fast flowing (at this time anyway) stream.
Wi-Fi excellent, strong signal and fast.
We found the price of $ 42 high, compared to other camp grounds in Montrose with more and better amenities. - Bluesbirdy
Sep 2015 - $46.00
Based on the prior reviews and overall ratings, we were excited to stay here. We didn't see what the hype is all about, unfortunately. We did like being very close to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP, which was our main reason for being in Montrose. We stayed in Ouray a few years ago and had an entirely different (better) experience.
*In town, 20 min from NP
*Grass, nice spot, easy in and out
*Quick check in
*Talked to the manager, Debbie at one point about a rude/difficult full timer and she was understanding and apologetic
*Not a great part of town, we were yelled at rudely when our nav app "Waze" sent us down the wrong street behind the KOA, and we actually felt unsafe
*About 50% of the park are residents; left early on weekdays, not very friendly, and didn't seem to have a lot of pride in their spots
*No dog run at all - need it!
*Lots of mosquitos = lots of bites, and of course realized it the next day after lots of itching
*No fire rings
*Hot tub was small, above ground. Was hoping for a nice, big, in-ground jacuzzi, so we didn't use it, but had hoped to. - Dank
Sep 2015 - $45.00
This is a very nice park and we had a great site. The only downside we saw was the large percentage of long term residents in the park who do not maintain their site well - and no enforcement by the owners to make them do so. - AZSwede
Aug 2015 - $45.00
Beautiful park. I am not a KOA fan but this park is terrific. Great level sites, grass and trees. Excellent Wi-Fi, Stayed for a week. This park is as good as it gets. - Chuck333
Jun 2016 - $38.00
Stayed 4 nights. Very central to see Montrose, Ouray, Silverton, and Telluride. Would definitely stay again. This park is right off Hwy 550 so is fairly noisy during the day. But by sundown the traffic drops to near zero so is great to sit outside and enjoy the evening. We noted 2 negatives. One being the daytime traffic noise, but this could be reduced by requesting a site near the back. The second is that all lots are paired so that you face your neighbor. We just do not care for this layout and would not have stayed here except that since they were not busy they gave us a site with no one on the opposing side. Staff was very friendly, gave us an escort to our site, and checked back after we had hooked up to see if every thing was OK. - HR650
May 2016 - $27.00
We really enjoyed this park. Nice level and long gravel sites. The way it is configured is that you park side to side but not looking into your neighbors rig. Nice size grassy area with picnic tables. The park only had about 10 other people there at this time of year so that made it even better. Wifi was excellent. Only OTA TV and very few stations. The park is about 10 miles from Montrose which is a perfect size town and has everything you would need. Ridgway State Park is 5 miles away and the town of Ouray is about 10 more miles past that. - akeller156
Sep 2015 - $28.00
This well-maintained park is ten miles south of Montrose, with beautiful views of the San Juan and Uncompahgre mountains. Sites are large with some grass between them. WiFi was robust. Row ends are best for satellite dishes. Rate reflects a 3-for-2-day special. Managers are enthusiastic off-roaders who will sugggest trips in the area. - Mtmoi
Jul 2016 - $21.00
Nice campground, very clean. Lot spacing places your neighbor nearby. Gravel pads featuring a fire ring and picnic table. Deer wonder through all day long. - TweenerLJ
Jul 2016 - $14.00
Our site was pull-thru, close and parallel to the B-loop road. It was on an incline so front-to-back leveling took some effort. We were shaded by beautiful Gambel oak, and the area was frequented by mule deer. Water is trucked in. The only tap in the area was a water fountain with spigot for filling water bottles. There is no wifi, and our Verizon hotspot couldn't find a connection But it's a national park; who needs wifi? - Desert Beacon
Nov 2015 - $21.00
Great view of the canyon. Rangers were extremely helpful. We pulled in late and two rangers helped us find a spot and get situated. Sites are dispersed among a scrubby forested area. I wouldn't recommend taking any huge rigs here, branches stick out over the road. Overall a great stay at a very cool park. Be sure to check out the ranger talks at the nearby amphitheater. The canyon is breathtaking. - Keystone_Traveler
Sep 2012 - $27.00
Run by a very nice Swiss couple. I stayed here with my dog. I was extremley pleased with the CG. Other residents were friendly and helpful. They have their own propane fill station. I didn't use either the separate bath or laundry facilities, but I snuck a peek and they were very clean and each site is issued a key during check-in. I fully intend to stay here in the future. - hank h
Jun 2011 - $26.00
We stayed here one night as we were passing through visiting family in Delta. There are a lot of full-timers here and a lot of the campground is pretty run down. Bathrooms and showers were okay. I think it's the best choice in town, but would not choose to stay here if we had another choice. Office staff was very nice. Short walk to view the river. - jonkat+2
Sep 2009 - $27.00
An older park. The bathrooms/showers appeared to be clean, but the building is old. Cable TV worked well. Wi-Fi is dependent on the site. Mine worked but was a little slow. The lady in the office was very nice. I stayed here 2 nights. - gottacruise
Jul 2015 - $36.00
The only reason I gave this place a 5 is that it's small, they have about 6 sites of full hook up and each one is back in to a beautiful river, that makes the stay a little more valuable.
We planned at the beginning to stay for about a week or so but when we arrived we were a bit shocked and decided to start with only 2 nights. It's near a main Hwy, a huge minus for us since you can hear it and it is quit busy, the sound of the river makes it less tolerable, it has tall trees all around and in the late afternoon you can see few sheep, goats and a Llama walking on the other side of the river. WiFi pretty bad and no cell reception (Verizon), it looks very very outdated. More like state parks that you got your basics and that's it. It is family operated and there's fresh baked pie every day, but it's Overpriced. - MikeMayNaama
May 2015 - $34.00
Nice little campground and cabins. It's an older place, but it is very well maintained. The staff was very friendly and informative. There are just ten RV sites. There were only eight working sites, all back-in, but they said there were in the process of converting the first two to pull-through with 50 amp service. The Cimmeron River is right behind the campsite. Nice to hear the rushing water but it would have been better if we could have faced the river. There's a nice pond and picnic area across the river via a bridge. We were here in May, so maybe the "heavy traffic" of US50 was exceptionally light, but thought it was very quite - just the sound of the rushing water. The restaurant has a limited menu, but the homemade pies are great. - AZJeeper
Jul 2011 - $27.00
When we first arrived at the park there were only 3 sites taken. The voltage was low so we hooked up our power booster and that seemed to help. By the time Friday rolled around all the sites were full and after everyone started hooking up to the power our power protector kept going on and off. The voltage was below 102 volts too many times to count. Low power is a good way to kill your AC and refrigerator. We kept our refrigerator and water heater on propane the whole time we were there. We unplugged the power and didn’t turn it back on until later on in the evenings. The same thing happened again on Saturday and Sunday. The owner was aware of the problem. The water pressure was at 55 psi and we didn’t have any problems with the sewer. The site was almost level so there were no problems leveling her out. No Verizon cell or internet service. There is Wi-Fi in the store/cafe but it was slow. We were able to get our dome satellite in which was nice so we didn’t have to set up the portable dish. This is a very rustic campground with the Little Cimmaron River right behind the back in site. It’s a pretty park, with gravel sites among large cottonwood trees. The park is close to a VERY busy highway 50 so the only way you can get away from some of the noise is to sit right next to the river. As a day trip we drove up to Silver Jack Reservoir on a good, paved, (21 miles) hard packed dirt road. Wildflowers were beautiful along the road beyond the entrance to Silver Jack Campground (forest service). Just past the campground back on the main road is the Silver Jack Overlook. Picture postcard views of the reservoir along with the majestic mountains, well worth the drive and it was a nice place for a picnic while you’re there. Due to the power problems and road noise we wouldn’t stay here again. In fact we couldn’t wait to get out of there. - jannie5
Aug 2015 - $13.00
This review is of Clear Fork Campground which does not have hook ups but does have much larger campsites and less traffic than its neighbor Iron Creek which has hookups and smaller sites. Both campgrounds are about the same size but there are only 21 sites in Clear Creek. There are flush toilets, showers and water at Clear Fork. This campground is used mostly by tenters, however there are at least 5 sites suitable of rigs up to 35 feet. The rate of $13 was with an Aspen Senior Pass and includes a $3 a night discount for Sunday-Thursday camping. There were 3 or 4 good sized RVs in the Clear Fork campground. They were over nighters. The price makes this a great place if you are just passing thru. I have in the past camped with my trailer at Iron Creek BUT if I come back I think I would opt for Clear Creek even with my trailer due to the better views, larger sites and privacy. Unless you fish or boat Crawford SP doesn't offer a lot of activity in the area. - NT2013
May 2015 - $20.00
Loved this park. No site had a bad view. Very friendly staff; incredibly helpful with information and ideas for our family vacation. Wish there was sewer, but it's worth it for the view and roomy sites. - RVerFamily
Jun 2013 - $20.00
The views of the mountains, the lake and the night star-studded sky made this a excellent choice for a weekend getaway! On top of that, the sites were level, clean and the folks at the front entrance made us feel right at home. We will be back! - cruiserrv